Benjamin Sosland holds several artistic and administrative positions that reflect his wide-ranging musical curiosity. In March 2021, he was named interim dean and director of the Music Division. As the founding administrative director of Juilliard Historical Performance, he has been responsible for creating, implementing, and overseeing Juilliard’s newest degree program. Under Sosland’s leadership, the department has established itself as one of the leading programs of its kind, combining a rigorous curriculum with frequent performances in the U.S. and abroad. Sosland has helped develop key partnerships with Les Arts Florissants, the English Concert, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and with the Utrecht Early Music Festival, where Juilliard was the first-ever conservatory in residence.
Sosland is a frequent preconcert lecturer at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and he has adjudicated at the Van Wassaenar International Early Music Competition. He has been the research associate and program editor for the New York Festival of Song and a score consultant for the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series of satellite transmissions for seven seasons. Trained as a tenor, he has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Gotham Chamber Opera, and American Opera Projects, and has been the guest of several summer music festivals, including the Marlboro Music Festival, the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Institute for Young Artists, and the Aspen and Bowdoin Summer Music Festivals. Sosland holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Juilliard, where he is the assistant dean for the Kovner Fellowship and a member of the Graduate Studies faculty. He has taught courses on such topics as entrepreneurship for musicians, the dramatic works of Monteverdi, Paris between the wars, and the literary operas of Benjamin Britten.